Middle Eastern & Islamic Works of Art
Freeman's team of specialists have established an international reputation for sales of Middle Eastern furniture and decorative arts. Works of art from India to Turkey are sold as stand-alone sections within our sales of English & Continetnal Furniture & Decorative Arts, with auctions held each spring and fall. Freeman’s specialists’ knowledge of international decorative arts and furniture, along with their understanding of current market trends, are vital to the overall success of each sale of Middle Eastern & Islamic Works of Art.
Objects from the 9th to the 19th-century are offered during these sales and can often include Iznik and Kashan pottery, gold and silver inlaid metalwork, arms and armor, miniature paintings, and glassware from Iran, Turkey, India, and beyond. Freeman’s recently found successes with a small collection of Iznik pottery that had originally been displayed at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, realizing over $70,000, and is consistently achieving high prices for fine, rare, and early pieces.
Through our website, Freeman’s has become a leader in hosting online auctions for buying and selling Middle Eastern and Islamic works of art. Our department specialists’ use a combination of expertise and international exposure when working with both private buyers and discriminating collectors, thus maximizing positive results for our clients. To make an appointment for a private and complimentary consultation, please contact one of our specialists.